Student

One of the most famous human rights barristers in the world will be defending three students potentially facing expulsion from their university.

Glyndebourne attacked over tobacco sponsorship

The organisers of the Glyndebourne festival have been accused of "driving a coach and horses" through legislation designed to stop tobacco firms backing cultural events after they accepted sponsorship from the cigarette firm British American Tobacco (BAT).

There's something in the aria: Behind the scenes at Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne's opera festival opens this weekend with a rich display of talent on offer. Jessica Duchen has been watching the stars prepare

Sussex 475 & 13-0 Surrey 400-5 dec <i>(Match drawn)</i>: Ramprakash on 99 and going strong

With an air of serene inevitability Mark Ramprakash scored his 99th first-class hundred yesterday. He did so with three fours in rapid succession: a clinical pull, a rasping straight drive and a back-foot cut. What might have been, you were left wondering, if only his career had been fulfilled.

Sussex 475 Surrey 164-2: Relentless Ramprakash nears another landmark

There was a definite air of anticipation, almost as tangible as the famed sea fret that occasionally envelopes the County Ground, here yesterday. It stirred almost imperceptibly at the fall of the last Sussex wicket, then picked up when the Surrey openers Scott Newman and Jon Batty emerged to set about replying to Sussex's substantial first innings total.

Lunch Report: Sussex 415-7 (129 overs) v Surrey

Lunch on the third day of four (Surrey won toss)

Sussex 318-5 v Surrey: Hopkinson misery at missing maiden ton

The contrast could not have been greater. On one hand, Murray Goodwin, a Zimbabwe veteran aged 35, in the 221st game of his first class career, on the other, the relative rookie Carl Hopkinson, nine years younger playing in only his 42nd game.

Tea Report: Sussex 193-2 (64 overs) v Surrey

Tea on the second day of four (Surrey won toss)

Lunch Report: Sussex 87-1 (30.3 overs) v Surrey

Lunch on the first day of four (Surrey won toss)

Ashley family returns police to dock 10 years on

Every night for months after her brother was shot dead by a police marksman as he stumbled unarmed and naked from his bed at 4.15am, Pauline Ashley would wake at about the same time and pace her home, imagining those dreadful moments.

Hampshire 319-7 Sussex 332 <i>(Match drawn)</i>: Adams still hopes to sign 'amazing talent' Harris

Ryan Harris may have left Sussex in the lurch by returning to his native Australia after playing only one match, but the county would welcome the all-rounder back at Hove.

Sussex 332 v Hampshire 319-7 (112 overs) Start delayed - rain

While this match was threatening to dribble down the drains of The Rose Bowl the rumours have been buzzing around the ground since the sighting of two Labradors – one black, one yellow – this morning.

Sussex 332 Hampshire 4-1: Sussex baffled by Harris and blasted by Bond

It might not have been quite cloak and dagger, but the start of Sussex's defence of their title still featured the mystery of the missing player, plus a man named Bond who was armed with a lethal weapon – the ball – and licensed to thrill.

Album: Young Coppers, Passing Out (Copper Songs)

The Copper family's reputation goes back to the 18th century. It was accorded to them for their husbanding of local folk song.

Arsonists blamed for washed-up wood fire

Arsonists set alight a large stack of timber washed up on a beach afer a cargo ship sank in the English Channel.

Home Office refuses to apologise after 3,000 are wrongly labelled criminals

John Reid, the Home Secretary, faces another daunting week as he tries to rebuild confidence in his beleaguered department after a series of crises.

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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